Explorer (can publish) unable to publish to a site when user visibility is set to limited

Published: 09 Apr 2020
Last Modified Date: 16 Aug 2021


When the user visibility setting on a Tableau Server or Tableau Online site is set to "Limited" users with the Explorer (can publish) role will be unable to publish and will encounter the following error:

You do not have permission to publish to any projects.
Contact your Tableau Server administrator for access.


  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Server 2019.4 and newer
  • Tableau Desktop


Option 1

Change the User Visibility site setting to "Full." For more information, see Manage Site User Visibility.

Option 2

Upgrade the affected user's site role to Creator (or higher). For more information, see Set Users' Site Roles.


This behavior is currently by design.
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